Who has reported on Action on Armed Violence’s work and research this month?
In light of a recent Pew survey, Time looks at the decrease in support of suicide bombings especially in countries that are most affected by this tactic. Citing AOAV’s research into the global impact on explosive violence, Time highlights Pakistan as the third-most “bomb-scarred” country in the world. According to Pew, support of suicide bombings in Pakistan fell this year to 3%, down from a high of 41% in 2004.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2 July 2014
Data shows 70 percent rise in civilian casualties from car bombs, suicide attacks
The Thomson Reuters Foundation covered the launch of our new data that reveals a dramatic increase in the number of civilian casualties caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs.)
El Diario, 2 July 2014
Mujeres que limpian de minas el Sáhara [in Spanish]
The Spanish newspaper El Diario reports on AOAV’s work on the ground in Western Sahara. The story follows our all-female mine clearance team who, since 2006, have cleared 26 million square metres of landmines, and have disposed of some 22,000 explosive remnants of war.
Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2014
More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.
The LA Times reports on the influx of young Central Americans to the United States, citing figures collated by Action on Armed Violence and the Asociación para Políticas Públicas in Argentina. Our major recent report has shown that homicides in Central America have increased by 99% in the last decade.
The Guardian, 3 July 2014
IEDs kill and injure more than 53,000 civilians in three years, pushing casualty toll up 70%
The Guardian reports on new data released by AOAV, revealing that improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have killed and injured more than 53,000 civilians in the last three years. Car bombs have more than tripled and suicide bombings have risen by a third.
Der Spiegel, 3 July 2014
Weltweite Studie: Selbstbau-Bomben töten 53.000 Menschen
The German Spiegel Online has also picked up AOAV’s data on the global impact of IEDs and a 70% increase in the number of civilian casualties caused by these weapons in the last three year.
Al Jazeera America, 3 July 2014
Global death toll from homemade bombs spikes 70 percent since 2011
Al Jazeera America reports on the release of our dataset on the global impact of IEDs.
Adnkronos, 3 July 2014
Terrorismo: rapporto, 53mila civili uccisi in 3 anni da ‘ied’
The Italian news agency Adnkronos reports on AOAV’s data on the global impact of IEDs.
Boa Informação, 3 July 2014
Bombas improvisadas matam mais de 53 mil civis em três anos.
The Brazilian publication Boa Informação reports on AOAV’s data on the global impact of IEDs.
Västerviks-Tidningen, 4 July 2014
Fler civila offer för hemmabomber
The Swedish newspaper Västerviks-Tidningen reports on AOAV’s data on the global impact of IEDs.
Ελευθεροτυπία, 5 July 2014
53.000 οι νεκροί από επιθέσεις αυτοκτονίας, μέσα σε 3 χρόνια
The Greek newspaper Ελευθεροτυπία (Eleftherotypia) reports on AOAV’s data on the global impact of IEDs.
EcoDiario.es, 6 July 2014
Las víctimas por coches bomba o terroristas suicidas han aumentado un 70% desde 2011 en todo el mundo
The Spanish online newspaper Eco Diario reports on AOAV’s data on the global impact of IEDs.
IEEE Spectrum, 7 July 2014
No tech solution for IED threat
IEEE Spectrum cites AOAV data in their report on how there is no tech solution to counter IED threats in populated areas.
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